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EL FENOTIPO EXTENDIDO. EL GEN COMO LA UNIDAD DE SELECCIÓN. DAWKINS, RICHARD. Published by CAPITÁN SWING, ESPAÑA, ISBN . Title, EL FENOTIPO EXTENDIDO. EL GEN COMO LA UNIDAD DE SELECCIÓN. Author, Richard Dawkins. Translated by, Pedro Pacheco González. Publisher. El gen ego�sta extendido [Richard Dawkins] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Biology portal Evolutionary biology portal Books portal. With fenoti;o multitude of examples Dawkins demonstrates that there is no real reason to believe in “gene A of X accounts for X’s skin color” and at the same time deny anything like “gene A of X account’s for change in Y’s behavior”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Extended Phenotype – Wikipedia

The general point here is that for an animal on one side of the arms race the penalty of failure is more severe than for an animal on the other side of the arms race. Dawkins’s theoretical paradigm in this work, much like in The Selfish Geneintegrates heavily the thought and contributions of all the most important scientists of the modern synthesis, including William Hamilton, E.

The main premise of this book is that: The rabbit runs faster than the fox, because the rabbit is running for his life while the fox is only running for his dinner. In conducting this argument, Dawkins aims to strengthen the case for a gene-centric view of life, to the point where it is recognized that the organism itself needs to be explained. Lay readers do the best they can.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins

The Making of a ScientistBlack Swan,page An animal’s behavior tends to maximize the survival of the genes ‘for’ that behavior, whether or not those genes happen to be in the body of the particular animal performing it.


The technical aspect of the distinction between the organism s and the components to which are said to benefit from ‘phenotypic effects’ was cause for re-reading many paragraphs. Dawkins well thought out bibliography, a glossary, and most prized, indeed, an Afterword by Daniel C.

Sep 25, Anatoly v01 rated it really liked it Shelves: May 07, Bob Anderson rated it it was amazing. His critics frequently argue that The Selfish Gene doesn’t operate in a vacuum, but must deal within some kind of environment, from an individual cell to global scenarios.

Fentipo second is manipulating other organisms. Lists with This Book. This was a very informative but mentally exhausting book. The book promotes concepts called replicators genes, DNA and vehicles organisms, groups, species A gene can influence the structure of the containing organism, ek this surely is a phenotype, but Dawkins gradually pushes this further: Mar 08, Harry H.

Dawkins points out that animal morphology and ultimately animal behaviour, may be advantageous not to the animal itself, but, for instance, to a parasite which afflicts it — “parasite manipulation”.

The first is the capacity of animals to modify their environment using architectural constructions. Oct 16, Pink rated it it was ok. Want to Read saving…. This edition carries three fine finales: Dawkins summarizes these ideas in what he terms the Central Theorem of the Extended Phenotype:.

I can identify no noteworthy defects in this book whatsoever, empirically or theoretically.

The way Dawkins takes a point to its ultimate conclusion, the way he manages to go beyond the point at which any other person would sit satisfied is amazing.


Dawkins endlessly cites his previous works, which seems a bit biased when the reader is looking for additional and independent support for what Dawkins is putting forward. Genes are in charge, pursuing their self-interest; the body and its behavior is their vehicle; and the germ-line replicator is the unit of selection. Apr 30, Becky Black rated it liked it Shelves: Technically challanging for non-biologists. Dawkins is very clear with his lines of reasoning.

He also makes the case that many phenomena incidental to parasitism and symbiosis are better understood if the organism level view of biological agents is abandoned.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

Dawkins deftly responds to critics in describing how genes rely on their environment for successful replication. Truly I have never enjoyed scientific writing more than in these chapters.

The Extended Phenotype Cover of the first edition. Almost all of these criticisms are no longer pertinent which shows how correct Dawkins was at the time, might I addso some arguments seem a little trivial. Dawkins states that genes only care about copies of themselves, not about the welfare of the body-vehicle for all the genes.

The chapters which are good are really, really good. A common example is the manipulation of host behaviour by cuckoo chicks, extenddido elicit intensive feeding by the parasitized host birds. Oct 01, Molly Brodak rated it it was amazing.